Compared to the lavish sendoff NBC gave Meredith Vieira when she left “Today,” Ann Curry’s abrupt and tearful departure from the morning show was bleak, to say the least. The acclaimed journalist was, however, promised a new role with the network that included covering the current Summer Games. And yet, with under a week until the closing ceremony, Curry’s been a no-show. While the Daily Mail rumored that the network was purposely keeping her off the air, reports now come that Curry is finally London-bound.
It appears it’s just in the nick of time, too. On Monday’s “Today,” antics among Matt Lauer and company riled critics who panned the anchor for his presumed sexist and racist televised remarks. Not only did Matt call Meredith an “Indian giver,” but also alluded to her sexual promiscuity.